For as long as I can remember there has been one Christmas present I have asked for. When I started following the Cubs my Christmas list included an Atari 2600 or the newest Van Halen Album (not CD, but album) or the Sony Walkman that made riding my bike a little bit cooler and as I have gotten older, all but one item on the list has changed. Over the years the presents I have been fortunate enough to unwrap have varied from baseball cards to guitars, the inevitable articles of clothing and various types of electronic equipment and music….but it is that one illusive present that I have yet to unwrap.
When it was not illegal to do so, asking Santa for a little help seemed the right course of action….but nothing. I think that was the first inclination that the man in the red suit was not as advertised. There have been a few times I thought I would get that illusive Christmas present, but as I unwrapped that package it was not what I thought it would be.
So as I made my list this year and I gave it to my wife, she looked at it and smiled….it was the same smile I have seen from her for the past 13 years. Will that present be under the tree this year? I will have to wait and see….
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